Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 18
Gunslingers in Escondido
Be careful who you rob.
1161 West El Norte Parkway, Escondido September 5, 1:50 a.m. Escondido PD 33.146967, -117.108038
Police Dispatch received a call of a shooting victim in the parking lot of the Circle K convenience store. At approximately the same time, a man called Escondido Police Dispatch to report he was a victim of an attempted robbery while he was walking in the area of Country Club Lane. He is a retired police officer who carries a gun.
He was confronted by a black male adult who pointed a handgun at him and demanded his money. The retired officer pulled out his own gun and shot at the would-be robber, hitting him—the robber then fled on foot towards El Norte Parkway. The retired officer ran into a nearby complex and asked a resident to call the police.
His description of the robber matched the description of the man found in the Circle K parking lot.